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Forum: Foamies 08-25-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By abborgogna
I am glad I am not the only person looking for...

I am glad I am not the only person looking for cracks in foam airplanes. I have come to the conclusion that foam planes have a finite life time and are basically a throw away item. I do not mean...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 100,876
Posted By abborgogna
Lake Forest California, I fly at the "Great Park"...

Lake Forest California, I fly at the "Great Park" formally know as El Toro Marine Air Station. Our club is the Orange Coast Radio Control Club. Come fly with us anytime.
Forum: Foamies 08-25-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By abborgogna
Put a couple more flights on the XP-1 this...

Put a couple more flights on the XP-1 this morning and it only gets better. I asked one of the guys at the field to toss it up for a launch. He gave the plane a very soft toss, but instead of...
Forum: Foamies 08-23-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By abborgogna
One thing I have learned with Depron foam planes...

One thing I have learned with Depron foam planes is they have a finite life time. Over time stress crack form and the repairs add weight until you get to where the plane is not fun anymore. BUT,...
Forum: Foamies 08-23-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By abborgogna
You are correct on all three counts. Andy

You are correct on all three counts.
Andy
Forum: Foamies 08-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By abborgogna
XP-1

Took out my latest design to the field this morning and test flew it for the first time. I am very pleased to say that the maiden flight went very well. My friend Mark hand launched it into the...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-22-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By abborgogna
Well today I did check the Phase 3 fan unit and...

Well today I did check the Phase 3 fan unit and to my surprise there is no mention of size anywhere. I believe my information came from somebody working at the store some time back and I took if for...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By abborgogna
I work at Hobby People and have been telling...

I work at Hobby People and have been telling people that the stock Phase 3 fan unit with a 3 blade impellor is 70mm. I will verify that today, I really hate it when I tell customers wrong...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-02-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 650
Posted By abborgogna
Very interesting reply regarding the salt bath. ...

Very interesting reply regarding the salt bath. That was the "gold standard" for getting rid of bad LiPo. I don't have a problem with what you had to say except there seems to be a fair about of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 650
Posted By abborgogna
Here goes my two cents based on the past five...

Here goes my two cents based on the past five years flying electric only in both R/C and C/L. First of all as has been said a puffy battery is a dangerous device and should get a three to four day...
Forum: Foamies 07-23-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By abborgogna
What struck me about depron is it hides fine...

What struck me about depron is it hides fine cracks very well. I don't check after every session, and maybe I should, but after this past flying session I plan to do a once over when I am done...
Forum: Foamies 07-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By abborgogna
Who checks their planes for cracks?

I have a couple of flat depron foamies that I fly a lot. One is a fast pusher jet and the other is an aerobatic sport plane.

A while back I started checking them over for cracks in the...
Forum: Foamies 06-29-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By abborgogna
well I have a video, how do I post it

I made this video and tried my best to post it, but no luck. I sure could use some help on how to get this video posted.
Andy
Forum: Foamies 06-25-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By abborgogna
I plan the next time I go flying to try and get a...

I plan the next time I go flying to try and get a video. It's funny you should mention video, Igor also asked for one as well. I will try.
Forum: Foamies 06-25-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By abborgogna
Gee Bee foamie sort of

I like to fly all kinds of model airplanes and for a few years now I have been flying control line along with radio control. On the internet I have gotten to know Igor Burger. Igor is the current...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 870
Posted By abborgogna
The 1K meters is similar to the 1K yards that I...

The 1K meters is similar to the 1K yards that I was quoted. I also agree with keeping the area between the plane and the transmitter clear of obstacles both for signal integrity keeping visual on...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 870
Posted By abborgogna
What kind of range should I get from a park flyer reciever

A few day back I got an Airtronics Park Flyer receiver, you know the kind with only one antenna. I asked my boss what he thought was a safe range for this kind of receiver and he told me about a 1000...
Forum: Foamies 04-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By abborgogna
Smile OK so today was not a great day for the GB. ...

OK so today was not a great day for the GB. Although it did get airborne I had to shut power down very quickly or risk loosing the plane. It rolled down the runway nice and straight, it lifted off...
Forum: Foamies 04-21-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By abborgogna
I had problems with a wing strut coming loose...

I had problems with a wing strut coming loose from the fuselage after a couple of flights. I mentioned that early on in this thread. I re-glued the problem one with epoxy and no more problems. But...
Forum: Foamies 04-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By abborgogna
Hi Chellie Thanks for the good words. The...

Hi Chellie
Thanks for the good words. The original design the Igor Burger did for indoor control line aerobatics already had the down thrust included in the design. I transferred the down thrust...
Forum: Foamies 04-18-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By abborgogna
I have made some progress on the Gee Bee. Below...

I have made some progress on the Gee Bee. Below is a picture of it.
Forum: WWI Era 04-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By abborgogna
It's funny that the subject of the Sopwith Pup...

It's funny that the subject of the Sopwith Pup should come up. An old friend I flew with 20+ years ago came into the shop the other day and dropped off an Orline 1/5th scale Sopwith Pup for me. His...
Forum: Foamies 04-12-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By abborgogna
Thanks for all the help guys, today I started...

Thanks for all the help guys, today I started cutting out the parts. When I get them all cut I will post some pictures. I started with a design that comes from Igor Burger, he is the current world...
Forum: Foamies 04-08-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By abborgogna
Foamy GeeBee

I am currently laying out a foam profile version of the GeeBee R2 for flying at my local park. My question is what is the best spar material for a 36 inch wing span and what is the best way to...
Forum: Pusher Park Jets 03-27-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,475
Posted By abborgogna
This has been a concern to me lately. I just...

This has been a concern to me lately. I just finished and flew a pusher jet a friend designed and cut for me. The plane flies great and I watched him do the underhand launch, it looks so easy but I...
Forum: Power Systems 03-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By abborgogna
OK guys I feel really stupid right now. First...

OK guys I feel really stupid right now. First the good news it's fixed. I decided to swap in a different ESC and when I pulled one of the motor/ESC connection the motor side of the connector stayed...
Forum: Power Systems 03-21-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By abborgogna
I used bullet connectors between the battery...

I used bullet connectors between the battery input wires on the ESC and the extension wires. I must be getting enough of a voltage drop under load across this connection to cause a problem. These...
Forum: Power Systems 03-21-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By abborgogna
Serious problem with my pusher jet.

I just finished putting together a pusher version of the Su-27 and I have an ESC/Motor problem. With extension cables between the ESC and the battery the motor does not want to run. The receiver...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-17-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,691
Posted By abborgogna
I admit I am lucky, my wife says I am happier...

I admit I am lucky, my wife says I am happier these days since taking the job. The manager and I have known each other for many years, we both enjoy what we do. We don't always agree but we always...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-16-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,691
Posted By abborgogna
I agree completely with you Nigel. I work in a...

I agree completely with you Nigel. I work in a local hobby shop two days a week. I am retired with enough income to not need work, but I love working in the hobby shop. The manager of the shop...
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